Yesterday we paddled 38.41 miles from the north end of Cayuga Lake to Stewart Park on the south shore. Undaunted by strong head winds, storms, curious boaters or a dwindling supply of chocolate cake we soldiered on. Here is but a tiny excerpt of our journey, starting from shore at Cayuga Lake State Park and covering our run with the wind to the railroad trestle, a quick turn, and then the start of a five hour upwind run. There are two crew changes in there, look for the heads on the right of the movie frame. The music is On Fire! by The Ka’au Crater Boys.
The big day is finally upon us so get you Lu’au tickets and donate sooner rather than later.Â Remember a portion of your donations will go towards the Ithaca Youth Bureau’s paddling programs.Â As well as a delicious meal, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ithaca-Cayuga, you will have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative t-shirt.
We have again received great press from the Ithaca College “Ithacan” in Kerry Barger’s article “Going the Distance.”Â Â Thanks again to everyone who has donated and assisted in making the Cayuga Ho’e a successful event.
The Cayuga Ho’e is drawing near and we have started to get media coverage.Â The latest was the articleÂ “Hawaii Comes to Ithaca” that appeared in the Cornell Chronicle and explains the purpose of the Cayuga Ho’e.Â The event was also featured in the Lansing Star,Â “A 39 Mile Paddle to Ithaca” with again some great photos as well as full reporting on August 29th’s event.Â Thanks to all how have helped us to promote this worthwhile event!
Aloha OC paddlers!Â The Cayuga Ho’e (August 29) and Kent Island Relay (Sept 4-5) are a month away!!!Â Time to get serious about our timing, mechanics, form, and condition!Â Here is some video from last Tuesday’s practice that shows both what we do well, and what we can continue to work on!Â See you on the water!